Albeit it received much attention from the media, the National Economics Editorial calls the multi-million dollar carbon-capture plant “lunacy”. Reportedly 88,200 trees could do the same job as the plant, for only 20 cents per tree — about $18,000. To put things in perspective, it would require a little over 2,2 billion trees to capture 1% of global emissions, costing $450 million. There are 390 billion trees in the Amazon forest.
The company says their technology could be used to stop climate change.
They estimate that 250,000 such plants would be necessary to capture enough carbon to meet the Integovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s goals of capturing 1% of global emissions by 2025.
One down, only 249,999 more to go—and probably hundreds of billions of (taxpayer) dollars.
“None of this matters anymore, this is all a show, the Paris Agreement, the Trump administration’s response to it,” McPherson said during an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“All of these distractions, all of these irrelevant activities are merely a show to keep up from looking at the truth; to keep us from acknowledging that we as individuals are going to die and that our species is going to extinct and both of those are going to happen far faster than expected,” he added.
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